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Readmitted Students

The following information only applies to students who have previously attended KU and have been readmitted (or are “Returning from Absence”).


If you are a readmitted student (or returning from absence), attending “YOU at KU - International” Orientation is not required.  You are, however, encouraged to attend if you wish.  Orientation is the best way to complete the various check-ins and learn about any new resources available to you since you last attended. You can find more information and pre-register for orientation on our website.

Readmitted Student Program Arrival Dates

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

All Students:
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Readmit Students:
Monday August 13, 2018*

Readmit Students:
Monday January 14, 2019*

  • *Arriving this late does not guarantee that you will be able to complete all of your required check-ins in order to enroll before the first day of classes.  Late enrollment fees will be assessed if enrolling on/after the first day of classes.
  • IMPORTANT: For F-1/J-1 students, check the program start date on your I-20 ("Program of Study" section) / DS-2019 (item 3). You can enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to this date, but no later than this program start date.

Required Check-ins

Although orientation is not mandatory for a readmitted student NOT in F-1 or J-1 status, you must still complete the following required check-ins before you are allowed to enroll:

  • ISS Check-in 
  • Watkins Health Center check-in 
  • Applied English Center check-in (unless waived- undergraduate, graduate)

How to sign up for these required check-ins
Lawrence campus students
  • Participating in "You at KU - International" Orientation? If so, these required check-ins will be taken care of during the orientation schedule.
  • If you're not going through “You at KU - International” Orientation, come to the ISS front desk before your published arrival date (chart above) to sign up for your ISS check-in and receive information on appointments for Watkins Health Center and Applied English Center check-ins.
  • If you are a readmitted student and you are in J-1 status, you must email the ISS Orientation Coordinator (issorientation@ku.edu) to see if you are required to attend the “You at KU - International” International Student Orientation.
Edwards campus students
  • If you are an Edwards campus student AND you are NOT in J-1 status (ex. H-1B, H-4, E-2), you may have an option to take care of some of the required check-ins at the Edwards Campus.
  • Please review the ISS-Edwards Campus page to find out about your options.
  • If you are a readmitted student to the Edwards campus AND you are in F-1/J-1 status, you must email the ISS Orientation Coordinator (issorientation@ku.edu) to see if you are required to attend the “You at KU - International” Orientation or come to Lawrence for a particular check-in.

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